WGCS General Manager

Education

BA, Goshen College, 1993
MA, INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE, 2010

Committee Appointments

Americana Music Association National Radio Panel Co-Chair, Nashville, Tennessee.

Downtown Goshen Incorporated First Fridays Entertainment Coordinator, Goshen, Indiana.

Courses

COMM 190 Introduction to Radio

This applied course prepares students for work at the college owned and operated radio station, WGCS-FM. Students attend lecture-discussion periods, engage in self-study and learn to operate the station through tutorial shifts.

COMM 202 Oral Communication

A study of communication theories as applied to oral communication. Practical experience in a variety of activities including interpersonal communication, public speaking, small-group communication, persuasion and nonverbal communication. Attention is given to communicating in a culturally diverse society.

COMM 290 Radio Operations

An applied course providing advanced instruction and experience in radio station operations, emphasizing four areas: announcing, systems operation (computer-based operations, satellite downlinking, basic productions, etc.) programming and management. Course work includes assisting WGCS managers in such areas as programming, production, and operations.

COMM 360 Broadcasting for the Public Good

This course examines the philosophical, historical, technological and social aspects of broadcast and new global electronic media industries. Students will study aspects of broadcasting and new media economics, management, audience analysis, programming, media effects, government policy and FCC regulations for the public good.

Lectures & Presentations

“Building Your Brand: Social Media and the Radio Station,” for Indiana Association of School Broadcasters High School Conference, Indianapolis, 12 March 2012.

“Social Media: What is it and how will it help me at work?” for Goshen College’s Business and Entrepreneurial Education “Lunch & Learn” series, Goshen College, 18 October 2011.

Featured Panelist, “Call Day Etiquette” and “Airplay at Americana Radio” Americana Music Festival and Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 13 October 2011.

Moderator, “Key FCC Issues for Radio Stations,” Americana Music Festival and Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 14 October 2011.

Featured Panelist “Commercials and Advertising: Strategies and Solutions” and “The Role of Faculty Advisers,” for Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems International Conference, New York City, 11 March 2011.

“How to Improve Your Station Finances: How do we get more money?” for Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems International Conference, New York City, 11 March 2011.

“Strategies for Communicating with Younger Generations,” for Anabaptist Communicators Conference: “Faithful Listening: Creative Communication,” Goshen, Indiana, 22 October 2010.

Honors & Awards

2009 Mininger Study Grant: Spanish language study, San Jose & Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

2006, 2007, 2008 Mininger Grant for Degree Completion.

2001 Indiana Sportscaster of the Year, National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Salisbury, North Carolina.

1998 Indiana Sportscaster of the Year, National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Salisbury, North Carolina.

1998 Indiana Best Sports Play-By-Play Announcer, Network Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Memberships & Associations

Americana Music Association

Broadcast Educators Association

College Broadcasters Incorporated

Indiana Association of School Broadcasters

Indiana Broadcasters Association

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System

National Association of Broadcasters

Employment

2003 – Present

Assistant Professor of Communication and General Manager of WGCS-FM, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana.

2004 – 2005

Sports Director, WTRC-AM, Elkhart, Indiana.

1994 – 2003

Sales Associate and Sports Director, WAWC-FM,  Syracuse, Indiana.

1993 – 1994

Network Affiliate Manager and Sportscaster, Regional Radio Sports Network, Crown Point, Indiana.

1991 – 1993

Sales Associate, Air Talent, Sportscaster, WFRN-FM/WCMR-AM. Elkhart, Indiana.